Wild Cherry

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Prunus avium
family: 
Rose family (Rosaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 25 m (82 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of Wild cherry are ovate to heart-shaped. The leaves are up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long. At the leaf stalk are two nectar glands. The leaf margin is serrated, often double serrated.

leaf shape: 
ovoid
leaf margin: 
serrated
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
yellow
flowering: 
April - May
flower color: 
white
flowers description: 

The flower is white with five petals. The anthers are reddish. The flowers stand in bunches.

gender distribution: 
monoecious / hermaphrodite
fruit: 

Cherries, round fruits, first red then black, bitter but edible.

branches: 

Branches are pale gray and glossy. The buds are reddish brown and protruding. The buds are heaped, particularly on branch end.

bark: 
The bark is gray to reddish brown, horizontal detaching, thin strips of bark.
root: 
Heart-rooting plant, far reaching shallow lateral roots
location: 
Sun to slight shade
soil: 
sandy - loamy to loamy
ph value: 
neutral to alkaline
usage: 

single tree or planting in groups in parks,high hedges, gardens

Basisdaten

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  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) leaf underside
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  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) flowers
  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) flower
  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) honey glands
  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) friut / cherry
  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) axial buds
  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) trunk / bark
  • wild cherry (Prunus avium) tree
description: 

The Wild cherry is present across North Africa, Europe to the Near East. For cherries typical are the two clearly seeing nectar glands on the petiole. The wood of the cherry is valuable and is used for high quality furniture and veneers. The resin which emerges from wounds on the trunk can be chewed as a gum.

Typical diseases for Wild Cherry

Typical fungi for Wild Cherry